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1Traceback (most recent call last):
2 File "/usr/local/bin/git-review", line 11, in <module>
3 sys.exit(main())
4 File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/git_review/", line 1202, in main
5 set_hooks_commit_msg(remote, hook_file)
6 File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/git_review/", line 264, in set_hooks_commit_msg
7 res = run_http_exc(CannotInstallHook, hook_url, stream=True)
8 File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/git_review/", line 175, in run_http_exc
9 raise klazz(255, str(err), ('GET', url), env)
10git_review.cmd.CannotInstallHook: Problems encountered installing commit-msg hook
11The following command failed with exit code 255
12 "GET"
14Problems encountered installing commit-msg hook
15The following command failed with exit code 104
16 "GET"
20<title>404 Not Found</title>
22<h1>Not Found</h1>
23<p>The requested URL /tools/hooks/commit-msg was not found on this server.</p>

This is with any HTTPS remote URL. It's happy if I set the remote URL to SSH instead.


In the mediawiki-core directory,

cd .git/hooks
chmod 755 commit-msg

will install the commit-msg hook.

Everything should work afterwards. Note, however, that the password for pushing is not your normal password, but the one listed under .

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The remote URL looks wrong. It should be (Note the /r/ in the path).

However ... I cannot reproduce your issue.
When cloning through https, git-review is smart enough to figure things out for me:

christian@spencer // jobs: 0 // time: 19:32:58 // exit code: 0
cwd: ~/sources/Wikimedia/gerrit/EventLogging
git-review --version
git-review version 1.24.post51

christian@spencer // jobs: 0 // time: 19:33:01 // exit code: 0
cwd: ~/sources/Wikimedia/gerrit
git clone
Cloning into 'EventLogging'...
remote: Counting objects: 215, done
remote: Finding sources: 100% (43/43)
remote: Getting sizes: 100% (31/31)
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (57301/57301)
remote: Total 3888 (delta 6), reused 3861 (delta 5)
Receiving objects: 100% (3888/3888), 805.66 KiB | 357 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (2448/2448), done.

christian@spencer // jobs: 0 // time: 19:33:08 // exit code: 0
cwd: ~/sources/Wikimedia/gerrit
cd EventLogging/

christian@spencer // jobs: 0 // time: 19:33:11 // exit code: 0
cwd: ~/sources/Wikimedia/gerrit/EventLogging
git review -s
Could not connect to gerrit.
Enter your gerrit username: qchris
Trying again with ssh://
Creating a git remote called "gerrit" that maps to:

This repository is now set up for use with git-review. You can set the
default username for future repositories with:
  git config --global --add gitreview.username "qchris"

christian@spencer // jobs: 0 // time: 19:33:26 // exit code: 0
cwd: ~/sources/Wikimedia/gerrit/EventLogging
ll .git/hooks/commit-msg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 christian users 4376 Mar 22 19:33 .git/hooks/commit-msg*

Which version of git-review are you running, and which repo are you experiencing the issue with?

I've experienced this with every repo I had configured to use HTTPS rather than SSH.

alex@alex-laptop:~$ git-review --version
git-review version 1.24

I've experienced this with every repo I had configured to use HTTPS rather than SSH.

The above commands start with a https clone and lets git-review setup what it needs (like switching to SSH).

So by 'configured to use HTTPS' you mean you either forcing a HTTPS remote (like using -r ...)?

I guess you're on your own then. git-review fails to figure out to add a /r/ to the URL (which is needed by WMF reverse proxy setup).;a=blob;f=git_review/;h=3abf3271866817eafeb3985fe56697d4da6eab5f;hb=79262a52301c146a6b60d09a828661a83a5f5ba7#l312

I guess one either needs to setup a forward from


, or fix git-review itself to figure out about adding the /r/.

Aklapper renamed this task from /tools/hooks/commit-msg is missing to /tools/hooks/commit-msg is missing for HTTPS remote URL.Mar 23 2015, 10:54 AM
Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.

After having used a local installation for a while, I tried a new one using Vagrant and found this problem. In the ticket comments there seem to be some references to workarounds, but a more detailed description of how to apply it would be helpful.


In the mediawiki-core directory,

cd .git/hooks
chmod 755 commit-msg

will install the commit-msg hook. I think that's the only git-review speed bump for https (other than that you have to use the right password, namely the one listed under ).

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Can this be closed since the rewrite rule was added to gerrit apache. It should work on the old gerrit and the new gerrit now.

Oh woops, sorry I didn't mean to close it but anyways seems to be resolved and the rewrite rule added. Please reopen if the problem still happends.